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Assessment of Private Providers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP)

Stephen Rahaim and Jorge Ugaz, SHOPS Project


February 21, 2013
LA/PM use remains low in many developing countries, particularly in Bangladesh, and the private sector represents an untapped resource to expand LA/PM provision. To help overcome barriers specific to private providers delivering LA/PMs in Bangladesh, in 2012 the SHOPS project conducted research on private provider knowledge, attitudes, and practices. This presentation reviews the findings from the study which aimed to answer the following questions:
  1. What is the level of knowledge of LA/PMs among private sector providers?
  2. Do they have biases against recommending and providing LA/PMs?
  3. What factors do these providers consider whendiscussing these methods to their clients? 
  The presentation was made to members of the USAID Global Health Bureau on February 21, 2013.